QUIET your heart and pray....God wants to have you hear His voice today
Read Acts 15: 1-31
Ponder these questions:
What was the "issue" that was discussed?
How was the conflict dealt with?
What do you think of this process?
What lessons can we learn from this passage when we have a disagreement between another person?
What were some of the things their told the NEW followers of Christ?
What was the response of the "sending" Church in Antioch to their news when they returned?
Matt 18 15- 20 says “If your brother sins against you, go and show him his fault, just between the two of you. If he listens to you, you have won your brother over. But if he will not listen, take one or two others along, so that ‘every matter may be established by the testimony of two or three witnesses.’ If he refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church; and if he refuses to listen even to the church, treat him as you would a pagan or a tax collector. “I tell you the truth, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.
“Again, I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything you ask for, it will be done for you by my Father in heaven. For where two or three come together in my name, there am I with them.”
Ask God to help you put His "dispute resolution" plans into effect in your life. Remembering that HE is in the midst of our conflicts...